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Ontario takes green technology to China

McGuinty To Promote Environmental Companies On Follow-up Mission To China

Office of the Premier

Premier Dalton McGuinty will lead a trade mission to China in October to promote innovative Ontario companies in China and create jobs, opportunity and prosperity back home.

The mission will include representatives from about 25 Ontario companies, and focus on promoting the province's strengths in environmental technologies. The delegation will visit Shanghai and Nanjing. The delegation will then join other premiers as part of the Council of the Federation visit to Beijing and Chongqing.

China's economy is the second largest in the world, behind only the United States. Their efforts to reduce pollution present opportunities for Ontario companies. China has recently introduced stronger environmental protections and set a target to reduce major pollutants by 10 per cent between 2006 and 2010.

Quick Facts

  • China is investing $175 billion in environmental protection between 2006 and 2010.
  • Ontario has 2,600 environmental technology companies.
  • Premier McGuinty visited China in 2005 on a 12-day trade mission that included more than 125 people from 100 different organizations.

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“China is taking important steps to reduce pollution and Ontario companies have many of the solutions they need. New markets for our companies will lead to more jobs for Ontario families.”

Dalton McGuinty

Premier of Ontario

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